[tlhIngan Hol] naDev and 'el

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Mar 11 09:11:42 PDT 2019

On 3/11/2019 12:04 PM, Steven Boozer wrote:
> {naDev Da’elpa’}.
> If you asking about {naDev}, it’s a noun in Klingon not an adverbial, 
> and thus can be the object of a verb.  If you’re asking whether {‘el} 
> takes an object, it does; e.g.:
> *tach vI'el*, *HItlhej*
> Let's go to the pub. (RT)
> *Hevetlh wIghoSchugh veH tIn wI'el maH'e'*
> that course will take /us/ into the [/Great/] Barrier as well! (ST5)**
> **
> *neHmaH Da'el net tu'*
> Caught breaching the Neutral Zone. (MKE)
He's asking whether *'el* is a verb with an inherent locative sense. The 
answer is no, it is not. The object of *'el* does not have to be a 
locative. The fact that *naDev* is automatically locative doesn't change 
the lack of locative requirements of *'el.*

*tugh naDev wI'el
*/Soon we will enter here./

It's awkward in English to say /enter here;/ I wonder if *naDev* being 
inherently locative makes this just as awkward in Klingon. You might 
prefer sentences like *tugh pa'vam wI'el* or *tugh Daqvam wI'el.*


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